- 1(Of a person) elderly and infirm: a decrepit old drunkMore example sentences
- My parents are not decrepit old people; they insist on remaining as young as possible, and by doing so, they keep me young too.
- Shah Jahan would recover from his illness only to spend his last days as an old and decrepit man, imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb, in the fort in Agra.
- The old decrepit man watched as they harassed the beautiful young lady who was trying to enjoy her lunch in peace.
- 1.1Worn out or ruined because of age or neglect: centuries-old buildings, now decrepit and black with sootMore example sentences
- According to council reports, two thirds of the houses are decrepit with out-of-date heating systems, crumbling walls and dodgy electrics.
- Schools look more decrepit than houses, government offices, strung along the road, so run down you wonder if anybody ever visits them.
- Demolition debris surrounds the stately but decrepit house of Sripathi Rao, Nandana's grandfather.
late Middle English: from Latin decrepitus, from de- 'down' + crepitus, past participle of crepare 'rattle, creak'.